By the author of the Small Poems books
This new collection by Valerie Worth, conceived before her death, is sure to delight readers who know her celebrated Small Poems books, and will serve as a wonderful introduction for those first encountering her enchanting free verse. Accompanied by Natalie Babbitt’s fine pencil drawings, “Peacock” is joined by twenty-six other elegant poems by Worth about things as various as pandas and steam engines and icicles, in which, like her earlier work, she “find[s] in ordinary things Blake’s universe in a grain of sand” (Booklist).
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.45(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.49(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 11 Years|
About the Author
Valerie Worth (1933–94) was the author of many books for children, including the collection All the Small Poems and Fourteen More.
Natalie Babbitt illustrated five previous books by Ms. Worth and is the author of many of her own, including Tuck Everlasting. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
These are simple poems about various animals and objects. There is a lot of vocabulary this book can teach kids. The poetry has a distinct flow to it, and is good to read aloud .